Galaxy S5: review of design concepts

Galaxy S5: review of design concepts
Let's face it - we're all looking forward to the Galaxy S5, but none of us knows what Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone is going to offer. Sure, there are some guesses we can make based on the more persistent rumors we're hearing, but all in all, nothing seems certain at this point - not even the higher-resolution, 2K screen, or the presence of a fingerprint sensor.

But as we said in the beginning, there are many people out there who're dying to lay their eyes on the Galaxy S5, and that means there's a big opportunity for visual artists to have their names seen by a wide audience. The only thing they need to do is to produce a fancy, futuristic Galaxy S5 concept render and submit it to a number of mobile tech sites. From then on, chances are that their work will be seen by thousands, if not millions of people.

As you might have guessed by now, the subject of this post are going to be the beautiful, weird, crazy, fancy and, more often than not, unbelievable Galaxy S5 design concepts that have already started to flood the internet - months before the expected unveiling of Samsung's next-gen smartphone. Needless to say none of what you're going to see in the gallery below has anything to do with the real deal, but we're going to examine these fan-made concepts just for the fun of it.

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



2. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

no 4 and 5 are cool

8. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

4 and 5 have looks to die for. Pure bezeless and sharp corners. Concept, the rest are ugly looking with hideous curves.

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

True this two design can makes you die. Pure bezel less for easily crack screen and sharp corners for cut your fingers. lol

11. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Who cares, as long as it looks and turns head! Don't be silly. Start to using better glasses. And CarbonFiber or Titanium sides to prevent not to break.

26. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

Well i was trying to go for that when i was making them hahahaha. It is always so safe... xD

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

7 is the only one I like...

20. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

bcuz it is based on patent drawings ??

25. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

Thank you^^ Worked hard on does concepts :P

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

There all pretty cool to be honest, looking forward to it sammy!

4. crazymonkey05

Posts: 189; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

like the artical said 4 and 8 look like the s2 and personly i like the s2 better then the design of the s3 or s4. its alot more sleek and modern. but thats my personal opinion

22. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Agree... Samsung has realised the same and is starting to adopt SGS2 design in Note3.. Hope they design others also like SGS2..

5. starkiller306

Posts: 58; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

if one were to look at these from an engineer's point of view, they all suck :P

9. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

And why is that?

13. starkiller306

Posts: 58; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

well i dont have a problem with the 1st and the 3rd pictures because one is a drawing and the other looks simple enuough but the rest are very unrealistic. look how thin they are. 4mm? maybe less? do you know how hard it is to not have then snap, at that thickness, once you put them in your pocket and they flex a little? it is possible to design such a phone though but it would cost so much that maybe a fraction of them would actually sell. and also the ones with no bezel are just stupid. are you going to telekinetically hover your phone in the air so that you dont actually press something accidentally with your palm?

16. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Bezleless screens are capable both samsung , Nokia and LG have all demonstrated them....!

17. starkiller306

Posts: 58; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

yeah right. i meant for actual use not a concept model. concepts by themselves are not meant to be for practical use, they're usually made to show off how far a company can go with a technology.

6. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

No 5 is the best.

27. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

thank you:D

7. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Speak for yourselves, I'm waiting for the LG G2 Pro and LG G3. But I must admit to a little curiosity about the Galaxy S5. :)

12. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Eww number 6 looks like the HTC ONE VX. 8 looks similar to Lumia. I'll take #5, personally it resembles my Note 3 but a little thinner.

14. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

After all these, how about another same looking 5.2 inch gs4 ? But done a good job with note 3...

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2387; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

These aren't designs that would appeal to a mass audience. The concept artists always draft up designs that are usually always vastly different from what we get in reality. These artists also don't need to worry about going through design patent reviews with lawyers prior to getting the green light as to whether or not they're safe for a company to use; since their designs aren't anything realistic and won't be seen on a phone, they can make it how they want. But the basis of these concept designs are vapid. I don't know why they get news articles or people's attentions when they'll never exist for obvious reasons. Many of them are impossible to engineer either.

21. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I actually think 3,5, or 7 will be used...I'm just glad they are finally going to match the externals with internals I'm ready..I'm fine with #7

23. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

what is up with the fascination of curved screens? so stupid it would make watching videos especially awkward

24. clarkjeferson

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 22, 2013

I detest samsung and the touchwiz, but if the S5 uses Design 8, I'd buy it.

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